Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Summer of 2012

This summer has been so much different than summers of the past. We don't need to take extra clothes, diapers, wipes, sippy cups and all that extra stuff. We just grab our water bottles, a few snacks and hit the road. To say that we have been busy would be an understatment. But, we aren't actually doing on vacation or anything, we're honestly just busy enjoying life. We go to the pool, the park, picnics, camping, the beach, etc. The kids are absolutely exhausted at night and that's a good thing! They've been staying up late and sleeping in late.


The other night after dinner, Lex and Nate were sitting at the table discussing school. They talked about how many years before Bailey would be gone to college and then for themselves. I was in the kitchen listening to their conversation and giggling to myself at how serious this conversation was for a 5 and 7 year old. Throughout the conversation, Lex had said something about taking classes and Nate, got extremely serious, put both hands on the table and said, "You have to take classes in college?" Lex said, very nonchalantly, "yes, but at night, you get to party!" They then went on to discuss where they were going to go to college (Penn State for Lex and Nate is undecided). However, Nate wants to live with Lex and Lex just doesn't know if he'll be ready to have a roommate. Watching these two in college will be soooo interesting.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

No Clothes For You!

Yep, you read that right! The boys asked me what I was going to do today and I told them work and laundry. "Again?!" they cried out. Yep. Again. I told them that perhaps I should just make a rule that we are not allowed to wear any more clothes. Then, I won't have laundry to do. Nate instantly did the pump fist and said, "YES!" He was quite excited about his future naked life until Lex informed him that he would have to go to school like that. Nate thought for a minute and said, "Well, I can just wear a towel around me when I got to school." Gotta love the thought process on these two. :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

These kids are awesome.

There really is no other words. We've had a rough week as a close family friend took his own life. The kids are handling it extremely well. The boys, instantly, told us that he was in Heaven. The night after, Nate asked to say the blessing and he said, "Dear God, We thank you for everything. And, Lord, we just ask you for help. Please, help everybody who needs it. That's all. Amen" What five year old says a prayer like this? When Scott's son, Conrad, was born, the boys prayed their little hearts out for him everynight. They asked God to help Conrad and his parents. I am in awe of them and need to step back and take a lesson from kids. I need to have a child-like faith. You know, as I sit here and think back, on September 29th, the day before our friend took his life, Nate also asked to say the dinner blessing. He started with his normal appleseed one and changed it to, "Dear God, Thank you for everything. All of our food. The beautiful day. Well, everything! And Jesus, I just want to thank you for dying on the cross for us. Amen." Wow, this kid has the connection so many of us want and crave for. He has told me countless times that God talks to him, that he talks to us all, we just need to be quiet and listen. But, he talks to us in our heads and hearts. I hope he maintains this awesome connection and we all take the time to listen.